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Krugersdorp (originally Paardekraal) is a mining town in the Gauteng province of South Africa. In 2011, the town had a population of 140,000. In 1887 the village was founded by Marthinus Wessel Pretorius, who named it after the “farmers’ leader” Paul Kruger. Paardekraal was the name of Pretorius’ farm located there. The town is best known for its role in the Second Boer War (it also housed a concentration camp for the Boers). The village attracted many miners in the late 19th century, and in 1952 it was the first place in the world to mine uranium.
The National Institute of Statistics, Stats SA, since the 2011 census has divided this main town into 53 so-called sub-places (sub place), the largest of which are: Azaadville – Bagale – Kenmare – Krugersdorp Central – Krugersdorp North – Krugersdorp West – Mindalore – Noordheuwel – Rangeview – Sterkfontein – Vlakplaas AH.
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Life first emerged about 3.8-billion years ago. Our journey begins in South Africa, where fossils of some of the earliest known life forms on Earth have been found.
South Africa has yielded fossils of some of the earliest known dinosaurs, dating back at least 200-million years
Fossils of our distant mammal-like ancestors, which lived more than 200-million years ago, have also been found in South Africa.
Africa is the birthplace of humankind. This is where our collective umbilical cord lies buried.
Hominids – the ancestors of modern humans – first emerged about seven million years ago, in Africa.
Many significant fossil finds have been made in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, including the famous fossils “Mrs Ples” and “Little Foot”.
The first stone tools were made and used in Africa, at least 2.6-million years ago.
Our ancestors were able to use and control fire at least one million years ago in the Cradle of Humankind.
Homo sapiens, the species to which we all belong, evolved in Africa approximately 200 000 years ago.
Africa ignited humankind’s imagination. Some of the oldest rock art in the world has been discovered in Southern Africa.
All of humanity shares an African heritage. We are one diverse species across the globe, with our roots in Africa.
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 6 April 1936. The monument was designed by Sytze Wierda who was the Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek State Architect, and was built by WY Vietch. It was unveiled by President Paul Kruger on 16 December 1891.
On the 12th of April 1877, Sir Shepstone annexed the ZAR(Zuid Afrikaanze Republiek) without firing a shot, on behalf of England because of the discovery of gold. All negotiations with England to get the ZAR back and give the Boers self-governance failed. Paul Kruger called a meeting with 6000-8000 “burgers” on the 8th of December 1880 at Paardekraal ( Krugersdorp) to take action against the British to recover the ZAR. They also took stones and made a heap at this spot to ensure that they will always, at this space, remember the pact that they made to recover the Republic from the English.
This led to the battle of Majuba on the 27th of February 1881, with the Anglo Boer War where they succeeded in recovering the Republic. A Monument was built over these stones during the period April 1890-November 1890, this was done to commemorate Self Governance and later the Independence of RSA. In June 1901, Lord Roberts an English leader instructed men to remove stones from Paardekraal, which they did, and threw into the Vaal River, below the Train Bridge. The stones are still in the River, and the Monument is still at the place where the stones were originally laid.
Krugersdorp was founded in 1887 by one of the leaders, Marthinus Pretorius, and was named after President Paul Kruger.